Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington: Academic Personnel: University of Washington, Tacoma: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

The Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA) in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington Tacoma. This is a full-time tenure track position with a 9-month service period to begin September 16, 2022. Tenure-track faculty are expected to teach six classes per year, including both introductory and upper-division courses. The candidate will contribute to developing PPPA’s interdisciplinary majors of Law & Policy, Politics Philosophy & Economics, and a new major in Economics & Policy Analysis.  The successful candidate will be expected to engage the local community through research and/or teaching.

The position is contingent on funding.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work, and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for developing creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and equity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit


We are specifically looking for someone with expertise in international trade, international political economy, or development economics. The ideal candidate will have research and teaching that improves our understanding of the global economy outside North America.

The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in economics or a related field by August 2022. The ideal candidate will be a scholar specializing in the areas of international economics described above, and who engages in teaching and research in areas with direct implications for contemporary social problems.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • A cover letter detailing how your teaching, scholarship, and service experiences fit with this position.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A job market paper
  • A diversity statement highlighting your leadership and other prior experiences with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in educational settings. Please describe how your scholarship and pedagogy is informed by these issues and would help advance the school’s commitments to DEI, particularly to anti-racism. If you have not yet had such opportunities, please discuss how you will further these commitments. (maximum one page)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A statement on interdisciplinarity describing how your teaching and research interests and plans contribute to an interdisciplinary school without an economics department. (maximum one page)
  • Three letters of reference

Questions should be directed to the search chair. Prof. Katie Baird ([email protected]). Compensation is competitive with that of comparable positions and includes UW’s excellent health insurance and retirement benefits.

Screening of applicants will begin on October 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.